The fundraising organization supporting Haskell Indian Nations University has announced a university alum as its new executive director.
Andi Weber, a Haskell alum who holds a bachelor degree in Indigenous and American Indian Studies as well as a master of public administration from the University of Kansas, has been selected to lead the Haskell Foundation.
Weber is an enrolled member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians of Wisconsin and a descendant of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, according to a news release from the foundation.
“Prior to her employment with Haskell Foundation, Weber worked as a Senior Planner for Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in Fort Hall, Idaho, where she managed over 20 community and economic development projects, from budgeting to establishing community outreach plans and messaging regarding development projects for the community,” according to the release.
Haskell recently received a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition to the Haskell Foundation overseeing that grant, “Weber will establish strategic plans, which include fundraising, alumni relations, and managing capital campaigns, beginning with the Hiawatha Center for Justice currently underway,” according to the release.
“After an extensive search, we’re excited to have Ms. Weber as our new Executive Director,” Joe Clote, Haskell Foundation board president, said in the release. “It’s especially meaningful to have a Haskell graduate in this position.”
Clote and Jerry Tuckwin, longtime foundation board member, also thanked outgoing executive director Aaron Hove for his contributions in the role.
“I am very pleased that Andi will be taking the reins for the Foundation,” Hove said in the release. “With her experience, commitment, and energy, I am confident that the Foundation will move forward in a very positive and meaningful direction.”
Weber is looking forward to sharing her vision and helping grow the foundation, according to the release.
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